C. S. Lee

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C. S. Lee
C.S. Lee at PaleyFest2010.jpg
Lee at the PaleyFest 2010's Dexter night at the Saban Theatre on March 4, 2010.
Born (1971-12-30) December 30, 1971 (age 46)
Cheongju, South Korea
Other namesCharlie Lee, C.S. Lee
EducationCornish College of the Arts (BFA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1998–present
Notable workVince Masuka on Dexter
Spouse(s)Lara Cho
C. S. Lee
Revised RomanizationI Seung-hui
McCune–ReischauerI Sǔng-hǔi

Charlie S. Lee[1] (born December 30, 1971), known professionally as C. S. Lee, is a Korean American actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for playing sex-obsessed forensics analyst Vince Masuka on the Showtime drama series Dexter.

Personal life[edit]

Lee was born in Cheongju, South Korea. Film became his passion in his junior year of high school while playing football at Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington. Lee attended Cornish College of the Arts on an acting scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[2] He graduated from the Yale School of Drama with a Master of Fine Arts degree.[3] Lee then spent eight years in New York City acting with various theater companies, regional theater, as well as television and film. He is married to Lara Cho.


Lee was made a series regular cast member on the Showtime drama series Dexter, playing the role of Vince Masuka, a forensic scientist known for his raunchy sense of humor.

Outside Dexter, Lee played Dr. Ba on the HBO drama series, The Sopranos. He plays a doctor in the 2009 film The Unborn. Lee has also appeared as Harry Tang, Chuck's officious co-worker, in the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck and as a deputy in an episode of Monk, "Mr. Monk Is on the Run (Part One)". He can also be seen as the office worker holding the boombox in the award-winning Nextel commercial, "Nextel Dance Party". In the CBS Series The Unit, Lee plays a small part as a South Korean Submariner in episode 13 of the second season.

He also provides the voice of Jin Jae-Hoon and Illuminati Pyramidion in the video game, The Secret World. Overheard referencing various memes and other playful quips.



  1. ^ http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/tv/dexters-cs-lee-gets-to-be-the-naughty-one/
  2. ^ Davila, Florangela (2007-10-07). "Television | "Dexter's" C.S. Lee gets to be "the naughty one" | Seattle Times Newspaper". Seattletimes.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  3. ^ "C.S. Lee as Vincent Masuka in Dexter". Sho.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15.

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